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40 Gallon Electric Water Heaters
OH Lic #27744
Water heaters are now designed to fail after a certain amount of time due to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act passed by Congress in 1975. The act was later amended in 1987 to include residential hot water tanks, and the final phase took effect in 2015, requiring tanks to have a set lifespan.
It is advisable to choose a water heater warranty that corresponds with the length of time you plan to reside in your home. This is because most new water heaters tend to last only a year or two beyond the warranty period. While the industry claims that they are built to last for the warranty period and one additional day, we have witnessed numerous instances where the units fail just a few months after the warranty period.
If your water heater fails during the warranty period, you are entitled to receive a brand new heater without any pro-rated fees. If the supply house or store charges any fees, they will provide you with a full warranty on the new tank. In case of an even exchange, the new tank will inherit the remaining warranty of the previous water heater. It is important to note that 12 year tanks should only be replaced with 12 year tanks, and the same applies to 9 and 6 year models.
You don't need a receipt for warranty purposes. The tank's serial number indicates its manufacture date, since receipts typically don't last 12 years.
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